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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 6, 2012 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: RIP Ray

Ray Bradbury passed away 6/5/12 at the age of 91. Very sad news. My childhood and teen years were filled with the joy of reading his novels and tales.

Rest In Peace Ray

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 6, 2012 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

Indeed RIP Mr. Bradbury. Thanks. You were a good teacher.

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” R.B.

Out of all of them (Heinlein, Clarke, Herbert, Asimov, others I can't recall) Mr. Bradbury was the tops in his 'school' and time & place. A few excepts from my fav novel.

A stranger is shot in the street, you hardly move to help. But if, half an hour before, you spent just ten minutes with the fellow and knew a little about him and his family, you might just jump in front of his killer and try to stop it. Really knowing is good. Not knowing, or refusing to know is bad, or amoral, at least. You can’t act if you don’t know.”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

“Oh, what strange wonderful clocks women are. They nest in Time. They make the flesh that holds fast and binds eternity. They live inside the gift, know power, accept, and need not mention it. Why speak of time when you are Time, and shape the universal moments, as they pass, into warmth and action?”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Poster: waynecs Date: Jun 7, 2012 6:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

I love all his work but Something Wicked This Way Comes is extra special.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 6, 2012 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

Must break out 'Martian Chronicles' and re-read it for about the 87th time.

About 25 years ago we were in a small antique store in Seattle that had a stack of odd lot books for sale at $1.00 each. I pulled a copy of Martian Chronicles out, flipped open the front cover and saw that it was a first edition. Of course I snatched it up. Not sure what it's worth, don't care that much, it now resides in a place of prominence in my bookcase.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 6, 2012 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

Depending on the books condition (if it's mint just consider it a direct gift from God), you could get an incredible return from the $1, in so inclined.

http://tinyurl.com/7d32xky

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 6, 2012 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

first edition!!! i am jealous - love first editions!! i have far too few - but like you, the ones i have are "in a place of prominence"

:)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 6, 2012 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

Mrs. Mando and I watched this episode. I got freakin' goosebumps!!

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2011/06/19/45281-signed-first-edition-hobbit-on-antiques-road-show/

Not sure how they got the hobbit to sit still while JRR signed him.......

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 6, 2012 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

I guess I should lock away my signed Don Delillo Underworld (1st Ed); have a couple of unsigned first edition steinbecks (Travels w/ Charley; Conn Yankee)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 6, 2012 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

80k !! wow :) talk about a hell of a find! amazing how much having the original dust jacket adds to the value of a first edition

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 6, 2012 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

On second thought, I'll re-read MC on my Nook. I have the dust jacket and it is almost pristine.

Now if I sell it I can maybe buy a C. F. Martin D-45V?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 7, 2012 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

ya might have to "settle" for the D-1 series ;)

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 6, 2012 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

could be...

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=ray+bradbury&;fe=on&kn=first+edition+with+dust+jacket&tn=martian+chronicles

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 6, 2012 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

Ouch, even the signed Bradbury MCs are only fetching half the asking price of a D-45V.

I'll photocopy it maybe and sell two...........?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 7, 2012 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

You know, you can get a nice used car for that.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2012-06-07 15:31:47

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Jun 6, 2012 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

One of the best of the best.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/06/ray-bradbury

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jun 6, 2012 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

The temperature at which paper burns...

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Jun 7, 2012 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

Fahrenheit 451 - a book everyone should read. It's almost come true.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 6, 2012 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ray

The Illustrated Man still gives me the willies



As do Greyhound buses filled with country music and contact highs.

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